Retrofitting Blade Runner: Issues in Ridley Scott's Blade Runner and Phillip K. Dick's Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
by Judith B. Kerman
University of Wisconsin Press, 1997
eISBN: 978-0-299-25823-8 | Cloth: 978-0-87972-509-9 | Paper: 978-0-87972-510-5
Library of Congress Classification PN1997.B283R4 1991
Dewey Decimal Classification 791.4372

This book of essays looks at the multitude of texts and influences which converge in Ridley Scott’s film Blade Runner, especially the film’s relationship to its source novel, Philip K. Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Essays consider political, moral and technological issues raised by the film, as well as literary, filmic, technical and aesthetic questions. Contributors discuss the film’s psychological and mythic patterns, importance political issues and the roots of the film in Paradise Lost, Frankenstein, detective fiction, and previous science fiction cinema.
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